The Inbound Logistics Manager is responsible for leading logistics operations for Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg.
Manage inbound logistics of raw materials for production.
Support logistics needs for vehicle components sourced in Europe and delivered to Tesla’s factory in California, as needed.
Drive E2E process and tool development needs to support the operational activities outlined above in partnership with the Logistics Global Process. This requires knowledge of and close partnership with other functions within and outside of supply chain (e.g., planning, procurement, production, finance, etc.).
Develop and manage logistics providers within Europe to support the operational activities outlined above, in partnership with other functional managers within the logistics team. This leader will need to be or become an expert on the industry landscape and on logistics providers to be effective.
Support Tesla’s freight audit and payment processes within Europe to ensure that Tesla’s freight payments are aligned with services provided and with contracted rates.
Analysis and Planning: Develop and report performance metrics, root cause analysis, executive updates, forecasting, budgeting and analysis to drive operational excellence and identify potential opportunities.
Customer Engagement: Work with all levels of management, meet with internal and external customers to improve overall supply chain performance; seek feedback with the goal of providing world class performance. Ability to translate customer needs into an actionable plan, collaboratively influence changes to the supply chain.
Strategic Contributor: Participate in strategy session, analyze solutions and propose process definition, project management, industry benchmarking, provider capability and capacity assessment, and stay abreast of technology advancements within the logistics industry.
Subject Matter Expert: Serve as a functional expert in logistics, supply chain and trade compliance for the Berlin supply chain team. Collaboratively influence changes to the supply chain.
Personnel Development: Build and lead the factory inbound logistics team. Develop others through influence management, provide mentoring to functional counterparts on the role of distribution and logistics, influence provider performance and drive self-development activities. More specifically, lead and manage his/her direct reports to optimize overall team performance and develop Tesla’s people assets to their full potential.
10+ years’ experience in supply chain related functions, operations management (logistics required), preferably within an automotive manufacturer or supplier.
4+ years managing internal or outsourced high volume logistics providers.
Extensive knowledge of operations management including previous experience working with carriers, 3PL’s, RFP’s, routing optimization, lane analysis and procurement best practices.
4+ years’ experience with TMS systems and tertiary understanding of ERP, WMS, EDI and replenishment systems.
Leadership with complex, cross functional projects including setting scope, reaching consensus, execution, and presenting results.
Experience with MS Office Applications, including knowledge of Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Ability to write, speak and present effectively and persuasively at all levels.
Capable of effectively leading, developing and motivating a team.
Strong critical thinking and resolution in sometimes ambiguous situations.
Self-driven initiative to gain and share a broader knowledge of supply chain.
Travel required up to 10%.
BA/BS degree or equivalent.
Fluency in German and English are required for this position. Any additional European language is a plus.